13 Feb 2020

The Rest is History - a week for royal beheadings

From Lately, 10:45 pm on 13 February 2020

This week we're going back to 1542 and the death by beheading of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry the Eighth, which happened this week, as did - 12 years later, the beheading of Lady Jane Grey.  

Both of them teenagers at the time. We'll find out why Lady Jane Grey was called the Nine Day Queen and how religious piety and adultery led to Catherine Howard's untimely end. Senior history lecturer at Victoria University, Dr Catherine Abou-Nemeh, joins Karyn to look at this fascinating week in British history.

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